Anyone knows how to do it? It doesn't inherits openbox's settings so i tried advices, related to other unity/gnome (maybe chrom* inherits it):

$ gconftool-2 --get /apps/metacity/general/button_layout
$ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout
$ gsettings get org.gnome.shell.overrides button-layout
No such schema 'org.gnome.shell.overrides'

But buttons still on the right side. And I still don't want additional useless native decorator.

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Looks like you have not enabled setting "Use System Title-bar and Borders".

Go to Settings in Chrome/Chromium > Search for this option and check-mark it.

Chrome Settings


While above solution will use native window frame, if you want to avoid using that, you can have a look at this answer. If it still doesn't solve the problem, I believe it is something to do with OpenBox which doesn't use Metacity decorator.

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    I wrote 'And I still don't want additional useless native decorator.'. It means i wanna use chrom* without native decorator. So don't advice me to turn it on :)
    – actionless
    Jul 31, 2013 at 9:31
  • It takes about 1 cm of additional vertical space.
    – actionless
    Jul 31, 2013 at 9:32
  • @actionless: Totally missed out on that, updated my answer.
    – Kushal
    Jul 31, 2013 at 9:37
  • in question i copied gconf/gsettings output -- it looks like in it in answer you referencing to -- so i have no idea, from which system settings chrom* gets these settings.
    – actionless
    Jul 31, 2013 at 9:45
  • Btw, ubuntu doesn't use metacity too. So it very strange, why changing metacity settings helps chrom* in unity, but doesn't helps in openbox. But whatever thank you for trying to assist.
    – actionless
    Jul 31, 2013 at 9:46

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